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#454537 - 05/04/2007 17:42 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
cyclonecece Offline
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Registered: 08/01/2007
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Loc: Brandon.. QLD..EX Karratha
we have only had bout 100mmls this year which really suxs,better than none i guess,as down near kalbarri etc they have had none...just dust storm after dust storm down there

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#454538 - 08/04/2007 01:00 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
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Registered: 01/01/2003
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Loc: Parap, NT
Quite a nice looking storm off to the NE eek seems to have some nice clear air lightning.. although it is a very long way away and not likely to threaten us.. it still looks good on Radar at the moment and the occasional flash can be seen from here! .. the wets not over yet!! laugh eek smile

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#454539 - 08/04/2007 21:13 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
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Registered: 25/03/2007
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Loc: Townsville
hey can anyone tell me what month is the best to come to darwin to see the best storm activity
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#454540 - 08/04/2007 21:38 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Squid Offline
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
isnt it during the bulid up november,december

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#454541 - 08/04/2007 22:33 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
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Loc: Townsville
ok so november and december
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#454542 - 09/04/2007 08:58 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob the buildup Offline
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Registered: 16/11/2001
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Loc: 5km N of Tully
If you had to pick a month it would be December, but no two Wet seasons are the same, and the best storms can occur at any time between late October and early April.

2mm at the Airport this morning, leaving Darwin with 54mm to get to make average for the Wet. Hopefully the forecast low/cyclone later this week will push us over the line.

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#454543 - 09/04/2007 09:05 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Dawgggg Offline
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Loc: Townsville
but even if i went in january i would still get good storms right
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#454544 - 09/04/2007 09:11 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Brian & Abby Offline
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Registered: 06/01/2006
Posts: 534
Loc: darwin
Guaranteed to be a vast improvement on towssville. Bring your camera ,youll be impressed I came from serene valley and im still here ,and still getting impressed

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#454545 - 10/04/2007 09:31 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob the buildup Offline
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Registered: 16/11/2001
Posts: 1780
Loc: 5km N of Tully
10mm overnight....44 to go.......

Latest combined model rainfall forecast is less than encouraging, keeping most of the rain north of the Top End as the low moves west...time will tell

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#454546 - 10/04/2007 17:30 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Jacob Offline
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Registered: 17/09/2001
Posts: 6288
Loc: Sydney, NSW
Jan would see you get more organised storms, shear is generally a great deal stronger due to the presence or at least proximity of the monsoon trough. So lines often develop, some days it isn't unusual to have about 3 -4 'storms' as such, or passings of lines. Best time and place I'd argue would be December, and park yourself inland or head to near Adelaide river, some days on radar I've seen 5-7 lines go through in 24 hours. that place really gets a whalloping. November = too touch and go.. and too far to come to be subjected to insane dewpoints and heat to potentially see nothing.. Just make yourself mobile and get out there into it, it's rewarding just to immerse yourself in the surrounds of the top end, let alone enjoy all the storm action!

To give you an idea of what you could expect on a freelance chase, Id strongly suggest a quick glance at Marty's pages.
Marty\'s Darwin Chase

Marty just picks a date, grabs a car, and gets lost in the yonder of the top end. His pictures and reports are great as he's a very neutral and independent chaser, he also has great pictures from other parts of the country including good ol' Brisbane..

:cheers:

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#454547 - 12/04/2007 17:40 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob80 Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2006
Posts: 10
Loc: Bakewell NT
Bit of activity around on the radar maybe some rain overnight, otherwise may have to get the sprinklers out.

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#454548 - 12/04/2007 19:22 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob the buildup Offline
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Registered: 16/11/2001
Posts: 1780
Loc: 5km N of Tully
Hey bob, if you just got what I did then I`m guessing the sprinklers won`t be needed....nice little shower that one!

Didn`t really expect to see showers coming up from the SE today given how far away the low is.....good sign for coming days.

:cheers:

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#454549 - 12/04/2007 23:51 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob80 Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2006
Posts: 10
Loc: Bakewell NT
yeah sprinklers packed away again. Good downpour, it was very slow moving which is always good if they actually make it.

I dont know how many storms/downpours ive watched skim us or die just before they get here.

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#454550 - 14/04/2007 07:18 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Darryl B Offline
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Registered: 14/11/2001
Posts: 918
Sprinklers are well and truly out in Batchelor. More than likely its just the coast dwellers who will see any further showers of any note.
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#454551 - 01/05/2007 03:06 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
El Jefe Offline
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Registered: 01/01/2003
Posts: 941
Loc: Parap, NT
Here are my figures for the Top End Wet Season:

Oct 14 mm
Nov 84 mm
Dec 250 mm
Jan 278 mm
Feb 422 mm
Mar 563 mm
Apr 39 mm

Total for this Wet Season is:

1650 mm

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#454552 - 01/05/2007 18:37 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
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Loc: Townsville
is that above average monsoon_AL
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#454553 - 01/05/2007 20:10 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
El Jefe Offline
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Registered: 01/01/2003
Posts: 941
Loc: Parap, NT
Hi C4L,
I think the average for Darwin is 1702mm or thereabouts.. so 1650mm isn't too far away. Still, it was a pretty poor season storm wise, so hopefully next Wet will be a doozy!

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#454554 - 02/05/2007 17:48 Re: Top End Wet 06/07
bob the buildup Offline
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Registered: 16/11/2001
Posts: 1780
Loc: 5km N of Tully
A little disappointing that Darwin officially ended up slightly below the average, given its tremendous recovery during feb/march. It really was one heck of a rollercoaster of a season and a lot of fun, as usual.

As far as storms go, it was a relatively ordinary storm season, but I`m confident I would have cracked the 100 thunderday mark out here on the Palmerston Escarpment, so no complaints from me. There were very few days in the December to March period when I didn`t hear thunder.

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